New station arrives for Britain’s oldest electric railway

The new station for Volk’s Railway on Brighton seafront was due to be lowered into place by crane today but wind delayed the move. The Aquarium Station was sat – in three modular blocks – waiting for the wind to die down so that they could be placed on their foundations near the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 11:05 pm

Battle to stop flood zone retirement flats ends – for now

The battle to stop retirement flats from being built in a flood-prone part of Patcham has come to an end – for now. A planning appeal, held over three days at Brighton Town Hall, finished today (Thursday 15 June) with McCarthy and Stone arguing that Brighton and Hove Ci...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 9:24 pm

Check every tower block after Grenfell Tower fire to reassure residents, says new Brighton MP

Brighton Kemptown’s new MP has demanded fire service inspections for every tower block in the next week. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said that the checks were vital to reassure high-rise residents who he says are currently unable to sleep at night in the wake of the Grenfell...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 4:29 pm

Felled elm trees stop traffic

Lewes Road has been closed by the Level this afternoon as three trees infected with Dutch Elm Disease are felled. Notices were put up on the three trees warning of the infection earlier this week.
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 2:58 pm

Another Brighton business falls victim to Southern chaos as popular restaurant closes

A popular Brighton restaurant has suddenly closed after its owner decided not to renew the lease following months of reduced trade during the Southern Rail debacle. Jamie Everton-Jones started 24 St George’s four years ago, and in that time it built a great reputation and a...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 2:15 pm

High rise residents urged to keep on staying put during tower block fires

Brighton and Hove tower block residents are being urged to stick with the stay put policy in the wake of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington yesterday morning (Wednesday 14 June). Seventeen people are now confirmed to have died in the Grenfell block tragedy, with...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 12:54 pm

WW2 mortar bomb was found by dog walker

An unexploded mortar bomb whose controlled detonation could be heard across large areas of Brighton last night was found by a dog walker yesterday afternoon. The small World War Two device was discovered in Norwich Drive, Bevendean, at about 5.30pm last night. The army’s...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 11:42 am

Brighton man, 25, dies after electric shock fixing his brother’s computer

The family of a young Brighton man who died after a freak accident while fixing his stepbrother’s computer say they are mourning their “rock”. Aron Duplock, 25, died on Saturday, June 3, after plugging the computer he had been working on back in at his...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017 at 9:32 am